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Tire Bite Golden Ale | Flying Dog Brewery

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Tire Bite Golden AleTire Bite Golden Ale

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.98/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfectly clear light straw color. A slight bubbly white head with some retention. Nice subdued pilsner malt aroma. Very slight bitterness, but it is there. Light body. Easy drinking.

Kolsch is a somewhat simple style of beer, but if it is brewed properly, a kolsch can be very enjoyable. This one is good. Another good addition to the poolside cooler.

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Photo of pbrian
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pretty weak. I was hoping for a nice hoppy NW style Golden and it ended up being a bland Blond kind of beer. Thank god only two came in the mixed twelve pack.

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Photo of Todd
2.02/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. Has some chaotic artsy fartsy work on the label, but no clear freshness date.

Appearance: Clear, bright golden-yellow with a thin creamy white lace -- just enough retention to keep me interested.

Smell: Pungent, a bit apple-cidery, slightly floral. Musty.

Taste: Smooth, creamy, light and refreshing on the palate. Malt presence is mild, not sweet at all, and lends more to the body of the beer. Hops are herbally, with a very watery lemon flavour. Thin fruitiness, hints of apple skin. Goes crisp, grainy and then dry ... straight into the finish, which thins out and contains a background bready flavour.

Notes: Not too fond of this beer. In fact, it's a close to poor excuse for a Kölsch, mediocre at best. "Why?" comes to mind as I look at all of the other selections on the beer shelves ... and that's not good at all.

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Photo of Brent
3.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very drinkable golden ale. The dog tearing up a bike tire on the label makes you think it might be something with some bite, but it is actually quite mild and easygoing. Restrained slightly fruity hops and a good malt backbone.

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Photo of Jordan
4.24/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Even though the 6-pack I purchased was 9 months past the 'best before' date, this was a much enjoyed drink. Fruity malty aromas on the nose, this combonation carries over onto the palate. Amaising how similar a smell and taste can be. Finishes very dry. Even though the head dissipates basically to nothing and has a yellow straw color, it's packed with sediment! Pick this up sometime.

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Tire Bite Golden Ale from Flying Dog Brewery
3 out of 5 based on 998 ratings.
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